Director - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 24, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Dean, this position convenes with College of Pharmacy leaders to coordinate initiatives that promote equity, inclusion, and diversity for faculty, staff, and students; curriculum and co-curriculum; and the enhancement of patients/population care. Advises leaders on issues relating to diversity, cultural sensitivities, and health inequities. Addresses cultural awareness needs that could be implemented to support the pharmacy program and student learning experience.



  • Leads and supports highly visible educational events and activities for the college community and the public.
  • Creates and contributes training programs to educate the College, preceptors, alumni, and stakeholders.
  • Establishes equity, diversity, and inclusion counseling services for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Meets with students individually to address concerns and serve as a resource.
  • Organizes activities and presents issues to critical stakeholders responsible for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Engages in scholarly activities that includes writing/publishing articles and obtaining funding.
  • Participates in and presents at national conferences and develops a national presence in pharmacy organizations.
  • Formulates strategies and policies to bring awareness to and promote equity, inclusivity, and diversity.
  • Congregates with the College leadership to increase equity, inclusivity, and diversity among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Meets with the Office of Student Affairs to establish student policies and practices that promote the College's initiatives concerning student recruitment, admissions, and professionalism.
  • Convenes with the Office of Academic Affairs to create curricular and co-curricular programs and student policies and practices that promote the College's initiatives relating to the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, student progression, and leadership development.
  • Collaborates with University leadership and community to increase diversity, exchange information on best practices, and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Assembles with the Office of Assessment to maintain metrics and prepare reports for leadership on the assessment of equity, inclusion, and diversity initiatives.
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the College's Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity Advisory Board.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



    EDUCATION:  PhD, PharmD, EdD, or JD in related field required. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)


    EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives, preferably in an education setting. (Experience with the development and implementation of training programs for faculty, staff, and students preferred).



  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and on the phone with people of different backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative and multi-task.
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite: WORD, PowerPoint, and EXCEL.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to exhibit personable and patient behavior.
  • Ability to display passion concerning student and College success.
  • Ability to set benchmarks, analyze data, and assess progress towards institutional priorities.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

    An official transcript or documentation to verify education must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Human Resources Department prior to first day of employment if selected for a position.